Baz Lurhmann

There’s a new drama series on Netflix called The Get Down about the rise of early hip-hop music, disco, and cultural trends that emerged from New York City in the late 70s – such as graffiti art and the popularity of kung fu and exploitation films. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the show’s soundtrack is as dense and complex as the TV show itself: 

“The Get Down, as a TV series, is uneven—often electrifying and moving, sometimes florid and corny. The soundtrack to The Get Down, however, is an almost pure delight. A rapper’s delight, as the title of a Sugarhill Gang song once termed it. It captures moments from 40 years ago and brings them decisively into the present.”

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The Great Gatsby, 2013
Cinematography: Simon Duggan

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Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.
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Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Ben Affleck could be joining The Great Gatsby

Moulin Rouge director Baz Lurhmann is taking his time prepping his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby, but the film’s cast is coming along nicely.

With Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire already confirmed, the director’s now approached Ben Affleck for the novel adap.

Affleck is currently weighing up an offer to play Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy (Mulligan). Meanwhile, DiCaprio has bagged the titular Gatsby, and Maguire is narrator Nick Carraway.